Wallpapering Instructions

Instructions to hang


Hanging Wallpaper

Preparing The Wall
for wallpapering

Check the wall for
imperfections, shine a
flashlight along the wall, the
light casts shadows where
the imperfections need

The key steps to preparing a
wall for wallpapering, the
wall must be clean, dry
and flat for the best results.


Preparation is one of the
secrets, of a good-looking
wallpapering project.

The approximate time to
prepare a room for
wallpapering will be at
least half a day, including
filling and smoothing of
old plaster.

Wallpapering requires
patience and careful
measuring, measure
twice - cut once.

Make sure you have enough
sharp razor blades on hand
before you start the job.

Start with new blades, and
replace them as they dull.

Dull blades rip the paper.

When you work with
wallpaper, the glue is messy.
Always have a pail of clean
water handy to wash your
hands and any glue on
baseboards, floor, window,
and doorframes.

Have a towel handy to dry
your hands, and a bucket
to throw scrapes into

Best Advise

The best advice for
wallpapering is to use
a sizing, a
pre-adhesion on the wall.

Use a product such as
This product allows you
to remove and reposition
the wallpaper a number
of times and still retain
an adhesion quality.

Sizing also seals new walls,
keeping porous surfaces
from totally absorbing the

This small container of 57
grams when mixed with
water will produce 7 liters
of adhesion.

The correct procedure in
mixing and applying
Shur-Stik to a wall is as

Take 1 liter of WARM water
and add Shur-Stik, mixing
it to a slurry thick cream.

Add 6 liters of WARM water.
Mix toughly and LET STAND
for 30-45 minutes.

Stir again and apply to wall
using a brush or roller.
before hanging wallpaper.

7 liters will cover 400-600 sq. ft.

Choosing The Wallpaper

Choose your wallpaper wisely.
If the walls lean, choose a
wallpaper without vertical lines,
stay with patterns that will
not emphasize the crookedness,
at the corners of the room.

Carefully plumb the first strip
of wallpaper (use a plumb line),
as all the other wallpaper
strips will follow the first.

Hang the wallpaper, start
working with a damp cloth,
from the center of the
wallpaper outward, and push
all the air bubbles out.

Work out wrinkles and
humps by wall imperfections.

You can also remove the air
from bubbles, by poking
them with a pin.

By going over the complete
wallpaper with a damp
cloth helps the wallpaper
bond to the wall.

Do not worry about small
creases that will not work
Creases will reduce
significantly as the
wallpaper dries.

Work alternately with
two rolls, when
working with patterns,
this will reduce waste.

When the last wallpaper
strip meets the first, any
mismatch in pattern,
will show.

For a successful papering job,
choose the spot where the
mismatch will take place.
Choose a spot adjacent to a
door or window frame.

This way only a short
section of wallpaper will
be revealed.
The ideal point is often
above the entry door into
the room.


Avoid getting any glue into
a telephone jack.
If the water and glue mixture
get into any telephone jack,
it will cause corrosion which
will destroy the jack.

The electric current, present
in the telephone jack will
corrode the tiny contacts
and short out the telephone

Corroded contacts cause a
hum, no ring or no telephone
service in the house at all!

Cover all telephone
jack plugs with masking
tape before wall papering!

Step Saver

Wear a carpenter's apron
when wallpapering, this
saves you needless trips
up and down step ladders.

Store all the smal wallpapering
tools in the pouches.

Finding Covered Nail Holes

To find nail holes that held
pictures later, place tooth
picks into the holes and allow
them to stick out beyond the
wall about half an inch.

As you wall paper over the
holes allow the tooth picks
to stick through.
After the wall paper has
dried remove the tooth picks
and re-hang the pictures.

Striping Wallpaper

To easily strip wallpaper,
paint on straight fabric
softener with a paintbrush.

Place a drop cloth on the
floor to catch any drips.
Use the least expensive
brand of fabric softener.

Paint on and scrape
wallpaper off with a putty

An added benefit is the
room will smell wonderful,
and the walls wash up
so well, removing all the
gunk and stuff.


Place some fabric softener
in your wash water when
washing walls.

Types of Wallpaper

Lining wallpaper

Used to cover imperfections,
before painting or applying
decorative wallpaper.

If lining wallpaper is applied
before decorative wallpaper,
the lining is applied
horizontally and the
decorative vertically.

Pulp wallpapers

Pulps are basic printed
patterns over basic paper.

Washable wallpapers

This wallpaper has a thin
transparent plastic coating,
which covers the printed

Washable wallpapers can
be cleaned with a damp

Vinyl coated wallpapers

The pattern is printed onto a
thin plastic skin, which is
bonded to a paper backing.

Vinyl wallpapers is totally

Anaglypta wallpapers

The wallpaper pattern is
embossed into the paper.

Embossed wallpapers

Like the anaglypta, but
with color.

Blown vinyl wallpapers

Embossed and finished with
vinyl plastic.

Flocks wallpapers

This wallpaper has fibers,
which makes it feel like


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